Are Soy Candles Better?

Are Soy Candles Better?

Soy Wax                                                                                                         Photo by Petite Chérie Candles LLC

Typically, Paraffin wax is the top choice amongst candle brands. All the household names we know and love use it. It’s cheaper, holds fragrance well, and burns nicely. But are there better options out there? The answer is most definitely YES!

A great alternative to paraffin wax that is both safe and effective, is Soy Wax.  Though, it's important to remember that not all soy candles can be treated as equals. Soy is still much healthier and preferred amongst health conscious consumers. While paraffin wax may have its pros and cons, the pros mainly benefit the seller and not the buyer. Paraffin wax is made from petroleum. A nonrenewable source which contains a lot of carcinogens, toxins, and chemicals. These harmful ingredients can cause many adverse reactions that could have longterm negative effects your health. This is why Soy Wax is considered to be a much better choice when it comes to the candles you buy and burn in your home.

Soy wax is natural and non-toxic. It’s made from soybeans, and is grown by local farmers in many regions. Buying soy candles supports local agriculture and the farmers who grow the soybeans.

Soy candles last longer too! While you may pay a bit more for a luxury soy candle, the slower burn times mean you don’t have to replace them as often!

Soy wax candles also provide cleaner burns that produce little to no soot. This means you won’t have that unsightly and smelly black smoke and residue that collects on your walls and surfaces. You also don't have to worry about smoke filling the room as the candle burns or when you put out the candle flame.

Soy candles also do a better job of holding onto their fragrance. Their scent is gradually released into the air because it burns more slowly. This helps to not overwhelm your space with an overpowering wave of fragrance. This can help to avoid headaches, nausea and other unpleasant reactions to fragrance. This makes burning scented candles in your home a much more safe, relaxing and pleasant experience for everyone.

                                                                                                         Photo by Petite Chérie Candles LLC

Soy wax candles are a much better choice which is why we use it in our pillar candle blend along with beeswax. We want to sell high quality candles that we feel safe burning in our own home. And we have most definitely achieved that. All of our candles are made predominantly of all natural soy wax. We also use cosmetic grade all natural beeswax. We have zero additives, and use natural cotton wick. Our fragrances are non-toxic, carcinogen free, phthalate free, mutagen free, etc. We pride ourselves on having created a very clean burning candle that also doubles as home decor. Click here to view our candles

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